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At first glance, there was nothing special about the blimp floating high above the cars and crowd at this year's Indy 500 on Memorial Day weekend. Like most airships, it acted as an advertising vehicle; this time for the Fisher House, a charity focused on helping injured veterans and their families. But the real promo should have been for the blimp's creator, Raytheon, the security company best known for its weapons systems. Hidden inside the 55-foot-long white balloon was a powerful surveillance camera adapted from the technology Raytheon provides the U.S. military. Essentially an unmanned
"The airship is great because it doesn't have that Big Brother feel, or create feelings of invasiveness," says Lee Silvestre, vice president of mission innovation in Raytheon's Integrated Defense division. "But it's still a really powerful security tool."
Originally posted by CaptainCaveMan
...they have satellites that can analyze molecules on your face.
They have pinhole camera's where you cant even see they can see you.
Been to a public toilet lately?
Originally posted by dizziedame
Thank God and government that if I suddenly forget who I am and wander off there will be a chance to find me.
You Are Being Watched spotlights the high costs of camera surveillance systems, both in terms of money and civil liberties. Do we want a society where we live under an ever-watchful video eye?
Originally posted by Revealation
Do what I do. Anytime I see a flying craft, I give it the finger.